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message 1: by Belinda (last edited Sep 13, 2019 06:10PM) (new)

Belinda Pearson (bellovesbooks) | 46 comments Completed 28/52

1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy: The Underground Railroad
2. A book with one of the 5 W's in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why): Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y: Daisy Jones & The Six
4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc): Cinnamon and Gunpowder


5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare
6. A book with a dual timeline: You Let Me In
7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2: ‘Golden State Killer’ Cop Joseph James DeAngelo Arrested After 40 Years - GEDMatch DNA, I'll Be Gone in the Dark Book Was Right About East-Area Rapist ‘Original Night Stalker’: True Crime Essays

9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres: Romance - Defense
10. A book featuring an historical figure: The Song of Achilles

11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals
12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer: Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list: My Sister, the Serial Killer
14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term
15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country
16. A book told from multiple perspectives: The Exception
17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia): The Testaments


18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements: Altered Carbon
19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR
20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country: Tracker
21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes: A Book recommended by or mentioned in a podcast, blog or vlog - Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover: 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi
23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old: Pride and Prejudice
24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New: The Satapur Moonstone
25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed: Rewind - Borrowed through Kindle Unlimited

26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue: Home

27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list:
28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.)
29. A book published before 1950
30. A book featuring an elderly character: An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good

31. A children’s classic you’ve never read: The Hobbit or There and Back Again
32. A book with more than 500 pages
33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet
34. A book with a person's name in the title: The Alice Network

35. A psychological thriller
36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
37. A book set in a school or university
38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc): We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life
40. A book you stumbled upon: You Let Me In - found on the new audiobooks list on my library
41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards: Educated

42. A book with a monster or "monstrous" character
43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction]: A Brief History of Time

44. A book related in some way to a tv show/series or movie you enjoyed (same topic, same era, book appeared in the show/movie, etc.): Devil's Advocate - Based on the X-Files
45. A multi-generational saga
46. A book with a (mostly) black cover
47. A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.)

48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year
49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country
50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual): The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
51. A book published in 2019: Super Soldiers: A Salute to the Comic Book Heroes and Villains Who Fought for Their Country
52. A book with a weird or intriguing title: New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay



message 2: by Belinda (new)

Belinda Pearson (bellovesbooks) | 46 comments 8 by the end of January - I always start off with a bang then get stuck on some of the harder topics.

Am totally going to finish it this year :)


message 3: by Belinda (new)

Belinda Pearson (bellovesbooks) | 46 comments I am so behind again :(


message 4: by MJ (new)

MJ | 757 comments Belinda wrote: "I am so behind again :("

I am the same way. I am currently six books behind.


message 5: by Joan (new)

Joan Barnett | 1665 comments Belinda wrote: "I am so behind again :("

You're right where I am. We'll get there! We just need a couple of shorter books and some that are totally engrossing and we'll be right back on track!


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Belinda Pearson (bellovesbooks) | 46 comments


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